After exiting “Love & Hip Hop: New York” four years ago, Joe Budden and Cyn Santana fell in love.
Now, they are returning to the hit VH1 reality TV series as a couple who is madly in love and they are parents to an adorable baby boy.
The two have been away from the show for four years, during which “Love & Hip Hop” has launched careers (Cardi B) and gained a social media footprint of some 9 million fans.
A lot has changed for Budden and Santana as well: Although both appeared on the franchise’s fourth season back in 2014, their paths never crossed on the show.
Instead, Joe’s storyline tracked his efforts to stay clean in the wake of a 2012 drug relapse that followed 14 years of sobriety, culminating in a failed proposal in Times Square to his long-time ex Tahiry Jose.
Meanwhile, Santana had an equally public and even more dramatic breakup with her girlfriend, video vixen Erica Mena.
I’m here for Joe and Cyn’s return to “Love & Hip Hop” because I love their coupledom. I just pray their relationship doesn’t fall victim to the reality TV curse.
Other season 9 cast members include: Remy Ma, Papoose, Safaree, Kimbella, Juelz Santana, Maino, Yandy, Rich Dollaz and Juju.
Will you be tuned in?